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Birth of Afrobeat

featuring Tony Allen

Birth of Afrobeat [Teaser]
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Now airing on PBS in the US. Please check your local listings.

Rest In Beats presents BIRTH OF AFROBEAT. Birth of Afrobeat follows 77 year old iconic drummer, Tony Allen, as he recounts how he and late musician Fela Kuti founded the most popular music genre in Africa--Afrobeat.


Featuring: Tony Allen

Director: Opiyo Okeyo

Producers: David Glines, Kennon Reinard, Eric Trosset, Oyekunle Oyegbemi

Editor: Opiyo Okeyo

Animation: Mel Roach

Cinematography: Michael Gabriele, Opiyo Okeyo

Re-recording Mixer: Matthew Giordano

Associate Producers: Dayo Laoye, Phoenix Savage

Music: Tony Allen performed with Chicago Afrobeat Project 

Special Thanks: Portoluz, Drum Chicago, Reggie's Live Chicago

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